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My fellowesps60c-2 shredder will run in reverse, but when I turn it to forward, it runs for a second then the red light comes on as if it is full, but its not. help! thanks

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Look for a swinging plate underneath of the shredder head unit, sometimes the switch gets dust in it...blow out.

If you have a notched wheel on the right side, blow out the sensor and make sure it's not bent.

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